Friday, January 30, 2009


This may be too polite and little, but I couldn't help myself. It was fun working 3in x 3in, and it is a nice counterpoint to the emotional and difficult larger work.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

The Vanities

These are images of the painting I put up the other day, shot properly by my photographer friend Stewart, from Waltham. My photographs are pitiful next to his!

Now, much sad stuff has been said about the Waltham Rose Art Museum at Brandeis in the past few days, I just wanted to remind you all there is a thriving artists community just a few minutes drive from that wonderful museum. Stewart Woodward is a member of that community and a wonderful digital photographer who graduated from CDIA, which is affiliated with Boston University and also in Waltham! Ok, that's just my Waltham pitch for the day - it is sad to see the town where I paint and work in the news in such a way, and even sadder to see a University undervalue its museum.

Hope you all have better news from your cities and towns about your universities, museums, non-profits, and arts institutions.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Vanities Pile

I'm getting this picture shot on Tuesday, so please forgive the wonkyness of my shots I use to record my progress. I just was so overjoyed that I figured out how to finish the painting I had to put it up now and share. It is balanced on my mantle next to the bust. The painting is 18" x 24".

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Ape Skull

My drawing from the Cyclopedia Anatomicae, a great resource for copy work and anatomical study of both humans and animals.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

A Section of Something I'm Working on Now

A lousy scan, I know, but I couldn't resist putting this work in progress up on the blog. Hope you are enjoying slushy Wednesday.

Monday, January 05, 2009

Group Show Installation Shots

Images courtesy of Sue Post of my work installed at the Kingston Gallery.


Edward Winkleman just talked about new directions in the art world and art-making and his post rung really true to me... especially the section where he describes developing trends in singular artist's taxonomies as a combination of strategies of accumulation and cataloging. To quote from his post:

"How this seems relevant to artists not working in collectives or using collaboration as a medium is perhaps best illustrated by looking at two ongoing trends in art making that seem to be converging. One is what I'll call the accumulation (connect a thread through Yayoi Kusama, Tara Donovan, and Daniel Zeller to name but a few) and cataloging processes (connect a thread through Mark Lombardi, Jennifer Dalton, and Danica Phelps, again, to name but a few) trend. What these processes have in common is an approach to organizing vasts amount of information, seemingly the greatest mental challenge of our time...... Not to be confused with installation or scatter art, this effort is a single wholly connected object, nor architecture or sculpture unto itself, but a painting in which the artist confines his ambition to a singular composition."

Gathering and organizing large amounts of information in 2-dimensional art seems to be something of a trend. I'm grateful for the insight.

Friday, January 02, 2009

Come Drink the Wine Tonight

Come to the Kingston Gallery, 450 Harrison Ave in Boston, from 5-7pm this evening to see "It Changes Everything," at our group opening. Wine and cookies promised, as well as a great group of artists. Hope to see you there!